Download A Primer on the Ethical Sayings of Jesus PDF by Douglas Elwood Full Free and published by Author House. This book was released on 2010-04-15 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is it possible that the average church-goer does not know the "real Jesus?" Why? Because we have clouded their vision with sentimental images in Sunday school classes or perhaps warped their minds from centuries of doctrinal controversy. If so, may I have the privilage of introducing to you the "real Jesus?" He addressed most of his life-changing words not to priests and theologians but to quite ordinary people like fishermen and tax collectors. This book attempts to show Jsus as a man among men but neverthless the Man in whom the Spirit of God was fully present withort distortion or interruption. It includes chapters on the influence of Jesus on human history and culture as well as a chapter on the "Jsus Seminar."
Download The Radical Teaching of Jesus PDF by Duncan S. Ferguson Full Free and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2016-01-18 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Radical Teaching of Jesus carefully and thoughtfully invites the reader into an understanding of the life and teachings of Jesus. Both his life and teachings are radical in that Jesus intended those who observed his life and heard his teachings to make a major change in their lives by fully receiving the power and presence of God. The implications of this transformation would result in a life of loving God with heart and mind and one's neighbor without condition. This volume underlines that to have a full understanding of the implications of the radical teaching of Jesus requires a careful reading of the history--of the Gospel records, of the circumstances in which Jesus lived, and of Jesus' sense of vocation. This understanding makes possible a more credible and nuanced grasp of the style and content of the life and teaching of Jesus and its extraordinary relevance for our rapidly changing and troubled global context. The book speaks poignantly both to those within the Christian family who find traditional categories regarding Jesus increasingly difficult to affirm, and to those of other faith traditions or religious unaffiliated who seek an authentic spiritual way.
Download A Just Peace Ethic Primer PDF by Eli S. McCarthy Full Free and published by Georgetown University Press. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The just peace movement offers a critical shift in focus and imagination. Recognizing that all life is sacred and seeking peace through violence is unsustainable, the just peace approach turns our attention to rehumanization, participatory processes, nonviolent resistance, restorative justice, reconciliation, racial justice, and creative strategies of active nonviolence to build sustainable peace, transform conflict, and end cycles of violence. A Just Peace Ethic Primer illuminates a moral framework behind this praxis and proves its versatility in global contexts. With essays by a diverse group of scholars, A Just Peace Ethic Primer outlines the ethical, theological, and activist underpinnings of a just peace ethic.These essays also demonstrate and revise the norms of a just peace ethic through conflict cases involving US immigration, racial and environmental justice, and the death penalty, as well as gang violence in El Salvador, civil war in South Sudan, ISIS in Iraq, gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, women-led activism in the Philippines, and ethnic violence in Kenya. A Just Peace Ethic Primer exemplifies the ecumenical, interfaith, and multicultural aspects of a nonviolent approach to preventing and transforming violent conflict. Scholars, advocates, and activists working in politics, history, international law, philosophy, theology, and conflict resolution will find this resource vital for providing a fruitful framework and implementing a creative vision of sustainable peace.
Download Christian Ethics PDF by Denise Lardner Carmody Full Free and published by Pearson College Division. This book was released on 1993 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents the current concerns of Christian ethics, giving readers the opportunity to view the foundation, as well as the preoccupation of the subjet at hand. Covers a selection of current problems ranging from war and peace, to sexual, medical, and environmental ethics.
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Download Minding the Web PDF by Stanley Hauerwas Full Free and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2018-11-06 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For over forty years Stanley Hauerwas has been writing theology that matters. In this new collection of essays, lectures, and sermons, Hauerwas continues his life’s work of exploring the theological web, discovering and recovering the connections necessary for the church to bear faithful witness to Christ in our complex and changing times. Hauerwas enters into conversation with a diverse array of interlocutors as he brings new insights to bear on matters theological, delves into university matters, demonstrates how lives matter, and continues in his passionate commitment to the matter of preaching. Essays by Robert Dean illumine the connections that have made Hauerwas’s theological web-slinging so significant and demonstrate why Hauerwas’s sermons have a crucial role to play in the recovery of a gospel-shaped homiletical imagination.
Download The Muslim Jesus PDF by Tarif Khalidi Full Free and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2003-04-30 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work presents in English translation the largest collection ever assembled of the sayings and stories of Jesus in Arabic Islamic literature. In doing so, it traces a tradition of love and reverence for Jesus that has characterized Islamic thought for more than a thousand years. An invaluable resource for the history of religions, the collection documents how one culture, that of Islam, assimilated the towering religious figure of another, that of Christianity. As such, it is a work of great significance for the understanding of both, and of profound implications for modern-day intersectarian relations and ecumenical dialogue. Tarif Khalidi’s introduction and commentaries place the sayings and stories in their historical context, showing how and why this “gospel” arose and the function it served within Muslim devotion. The Jesus that emerges here is a compelling figure of deep and life-giving spirituality. The sayings and stories, some 300 in number and arranged in chronological order, show us how the image of this Jesus evolved throughout a millennium of Islamic history.
Download The Historical Jesus for Beginners PDF by William M. Linden Full Free and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2008-08-01 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The last few decades have seen a resurgence of the scholarly quest for the historical Jesus--for the words and deeds that probably can be attributed to the human Jesus who walked the hills of Galilee some two thousand years ago. You might not be aware of the recent scholarship, and the reason is simple. For the most part, many scholars write for and talk to other scholars, using their own technical language. This leaves huge numbers of Christians unaware of their discoveries. So even though you may have studied the Bible for years, you still may be a historical Jesus beginner. After the life of Jesus, his followers began to develop their memory of his sayings and actions. Then, year after year, and century after century, the tradition grew until it became Christianity as it is known in the twenty-first century. What if we could go back in time and delve under all the layers to find what Christianity would be if it were based upon the historical Jesus? If you are a person who would like to begin to be informed, this book is for you.
Download An Introduction to Ministry PDF by Ian S. Markham Full Free and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2016-01-05 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An Introduction to Ministry is a comprehensive and ecumenical introduction to the craft of ministry for ministers, pastors, and priests that make up the mainline denominations in the United States. Ecumenically-focused, It offers a grounded account of ministry, covering ï¿1⁄2areas such as vocation, congregational leadership, and cultivation of skills for an effective ministry. Covers the key components of the M.Div. curriculum, offering a map and guide to the central skills and issues in training Explores the areas of vocation, skills for ministry, and issues around congregational leadership Each topic ends with an annotated bibliography providing an indispensable gateway to further study Helps students understand both the distinctive approach of their denomination and the relationship of that approach to other mainline denominations Advocates and defends a generous understanding of the Christian tradition in its openness and commitment to broad conversation
Download Divorce and Remarriage PDF by David L. Smith Full Free and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 118 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the various theological aspects of divorce and remarriage--historical, contemporary, exegetical, and practical--recognizing that all are subject to the teaching of Scripture. This is done in such a way that readers may follow the author's thinking and so form their own practical theology of this difficult ethical issue.
Download CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS PDF by A. B. Bruce Full Free and published by Christian Publishing House. This book was released on 2022-05-31 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Even Jesus’ disciples, at times, gave way to doubt. By means of the Bible, God provides the answers we need to remove our doubts. Do not let doubts destroy your faith. Explore responses to doubts about the Christian faith. Alexander Balmain Bruce (A. B. Bruce) went through an extreme crisis of faith during his college days. After overcoming his doubts and going into the ministry, he gave others a reasonable and rational basis for Christian beliefs. Written for Christians facing similar struggles, CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS reflects Bruce’s view of apologetics as an “aid to faith against doubts.”
Download Religion in Modern Life PDF by George Gottlob Hackman Full Free and published by . This book was released on 1957 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download Doing Right PDF by David W. Gill Full Free and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2022-06-30 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Doing Right is a careful, thorough, readable introduction to a Christian ethics based on the Decalogue. Following the implications of Jesus’ double “Love Commandment,” ten chapter-length studies show how each of the commandments guides our love for God, our love for our neighbors, our search for justice/righteousness, and our quest for life/freedom. As such, Christian ethics is not, despite first impressions, a catalog of “thou shalt nots” but rather a roadmap for a lifelong adventure guided by “ten words” on life, freedom, love, and justice. Doing Right draws deeply on the best Jewish and Christian scholarship over the centuries and then follows the ten principles wherever they lead, even into the thorny controversies of the present time. Doing Right works as a stand-alone study (of the ethics of principles and practices) but is also the companion to Gill’s Becoming Good (on the ethics of character and virtue).
Author : Daniel H. Williams
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date : 1999
ISBN 10 : 0802846688
Pages : 243 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (846 users)
Download Retrieving the Tradition and Renewing Evangelicalism PDF by Daniel H. Williams Full Free and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 1999 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A learned and uniquely constructive book that gently urges "suspicious" Christians to reclaim the patristic roots of their faith. Written to help Protestant Christians recognize the early church fathers as an essential part of their faith, this book is addressed primarily to the evangelical, independent, and free church communities, who remain largely suspicious of church history and the relationship between Scripture and tradition. D. H. Williams clearly explains why every branch of today's church owes its heritage to the doctrinal foundation laid by postapostolic Christianity. Based on solid historical scholarship, this volume shows that embracing the "catholic" roots of the faith will not lead to the loss of Protestant distinctiveness but is essential for preserving the Christian vision in our rapidly changing world.
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